Cool. But do you have a nice body?
Developing as a teen girl on the internet sets the stage for damaging interactions. Hidden under the veil of anonymous texting apps and social media platforms, the opportunity for unwanted exposure to predatory figures is inevitable. As teen girls seek positive reinforcement to soothe growing self-perception, communication with men can bring up deep seated misconceptions about womanhood. As the fragmented woman develops, she discovers that the plasticity of girlhood was not made to be stretched this far.
Medium: Digital Self Portrait and Wood Paneling Images printed on coated fabric.
Installation documented in the Cranbrook Art Museum during the 2017 Graduate Degree show.
Size shown: 7'x13'
Full size (not shown): 7'x17'
From Left: Sarah C. Blanchette (Photography), Raveena Bhalara (3D), Hannah Dewhirst (Architechture), Junyu Li (Fiber), Shivani Patel (Painting).